HC Deb 11 September 2003 vol 410 cc469-70W
Mr. Peter Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much gap funding has been awarded, broken down by district council area; and what the purpose of each award was. [123796]

Mr. Pearson

A list detailing the amount of gap funding awarded by district council area, and a list of projects awarded gap funding by district council area have been placed in the House of Commons Library.

The purpose of each gap funding award was to ensure that projects funded under the 1994–99 round of Structural Funds (PEACE I and The Northern Ireland Single Programme) which were considered likely to be eligible for support under the new round, 2000–06, were sustained during the negotiation of the PEACE II and Building Sustainable Prosperity Programmes.

Table 1: List of the amounts of gap funding awarded by district

council area

District council area Amount of gap

funding awarded


Amount of gap

funding awarded


Antrim 89,301
Ards 245,900 87,934
Armagh 594,875
Ballymena 151,751 58,918
Ballymoney 73,669
Banbridge 104,198
Belfast 8,671,977 483,891
Carrickfergus 119,888
Castlereagh 53,456
Coleraine 76,445 46,105
Cookstown 294,243
Craigavon 488,620 153,948
Derry 1,938,126 684,987
Down 178,633
Dungannon 590,515
Fermanagh 401,295 35,508
Lame 183,286
Limavady 285,284 77,918
Lisburn 570,509
Magherafelt 128,190 142,750
Moyle 181,422
Newry and Mourne 580,326 51,309
Newtownabbey 108,341 99,466
North Down 119,293
Omagh 451,493
Strabane 544,305
Unclassified 476,782 15,442,818
Total 17,702,123 17,365,552


Unclassified successful gap funding applications are those that either clearly benefited two or more district councils or that don't contain sufficient address information and therefore cannot be classified within any specific district council.

Table 2: List of projects awarded gap funding by district council


Antrim district council
Peace Harps project Just Kids Afterschools Club Youth Sport North East

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